5:47 p.m. Update – The fire burning along Highway 99 has been contained.
5:16 p.m. Update – The fire at the auto shop was caused by a nearby vegetation fire, say officials.READ MORE: Sacramento Expects Busy Holiday Weekend, Will COVID Surge Impact Business?
The fire burning along Highway 99 was on both sides of the roadway.
5:05 p.m. Update – Two lanes of Highway 99, one in each direction, are now open.
4:09 p.m. Update – There are three fires currently burning in Galt:
- Vegetation: Near New Hope Road at Orr Road. Thirty units have responded.
- Vegetation: Along southbound Highway 99, south of Pringle Avenue. Twenty-seven units have responded.
- Commercial: A body shop and a car lot on N. Lincoln Way at Pringle Avenue.
Highway 99 remains closed. There’s no estimate on when it will reopen.
3:36 p.m. Update – Cosumnes Fire Dept. posted photos of the fire.
3:32 p.m. Update – All lanes of Highway 99 in Galt are closed. Northbound traffic is being diverted at C Street and southbound traffic is being diverted at Elm Street.READ MORE: Tsunami Advisory Canceled For San Francisco Bay Area, Remains Near Santa Cruz
People are being urged to avoid this area and seek alternative routes.
GALT (CBS13) – Traffic is backing up on northbound Highway 99 due to a grass fire.
The scene is at Simmerhorn Road.
Cosumnes Fire District officials say the fire started a little before 3 p.m. as a vegetation fire. The fire is now threatening structures.
Caltrans District 10 officials say the number 2 lane of the northbound side of the freeway is closed just north of C Street due to the fire.
Heavy smoke can be seen in the area.
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More information to come.